Why Agile Project Management?
Why Agile Project Management?
Although agile project management is a well-established method, we have begun to hear it more often in the last five years. Agile Project Management has become more popular in Software Projects, due to the rapid technological change and importance of cost reductions. Agile Project Management: This Agile project management methodology proposes to deliver products or work packages to customers in smaller pieces rather than a complete delivery at their end. These smaller pieces are called “sprints” and customers have the opportunity to view a testable deliverable of software at the end each sprint. For example, a module for a large screen. This methodology allows you to see the results of your project work much quicker than other methods. Larger software parts can be broken down into smaller, verifiable, and testable pieces. The following figure shows Agile Project Management Methodology in projects. Scrum Masters are responsible for team coordination and collaboration and are instead of Project Managers. Scrum meetings are short and take less than 15 minutes each morning. These meetings serve two main purposes: to let each other know “where I’m at in my activity” and also to fix any problems that may arise among team members. Let’s say you have a large screen that needs to developed in your software project. Your estimation is 70 days. The screen has 20 modules. If you are using older methods, these mean that the screen should be planned as a whole and then tested by the customer once it is complete with all its modules. Software projects are more susceptible to changes than projects. It is a long time in the software world, and many things can change over this period.
This screen has parts that are interrelated (e.g. Other services or screens that are related to this screen
Preferences of the customer
This is why it might be a better idea to develop and deliver a large screen, especially if there are issues with user acceptance or validation. Because only at the end of a screen, the customer can view the functionality and accept, reject, or request changes. A customer might send a change request at the screen’s end that affects six modules and requires 1 day of rework. This would mean that there will be 6 days of rework. If you have adopted Agile Project Management, the change request would have been received after you have delivered the first module. This change would only cause rework in the 1st module. The rest of the modules would be developed to conform with the requested changes since the change request for the first module was received. This would mean that there would be 1 day of rework. This results in 5 days of savings compared to previous methodologies. Agile methodologies, as shown in the above example, can allow for more frequent delivery of project work, shorter validation and testing periods, decreased rework, and increased team collaboration. My top tip for avoiding scope creep when using agile methodologies in your projects is to avoid scope creep. Customers may request excessive change requests based on their outcomes. This can lead to scope creep and cause you to lose control of the project. The organizations make a common mistake in Agile Project Management. Even in a mature corporate organization with over 10.000+ employees, I have witnessed “Agile” being misused by “Unplanned”, or “Very Fast” I can recall through ou